The Week Ahead for Aquarius
Monday 18 February – Sunday, 24 February
Two full moons a year straddle the financial axis of your solar chart, and Tuesday’s is one of them. At such times it is appropriate to sign and seal deals and to bring to an end practices and commitments that are over-costly or no longer serving a purpose. However, self-worth is not just a matter of money but how valued you feel as a person. So, this full moon is also about recognizing if and when people are undervaluing you. You may not be able to set them straight immediately, but continuing to affirm your gifts every time you receive a knock-back will gradually make a difference. And it is possible that some of you will already see that certain people are no longer worthy of your efforts and kindnesses.
A question of value.
The Month Ahead for Aquarius
There is plenty of movement in your chart, and, in tandem, you could be travelling far or frequently and engaging in dialogues that could take you places. And perhaps because you are busy and focussed on your future, your love life could be taking second place. Either that or you may feel a frost has descended on a once hot-hot love affair. There is a season to everything, and although you may have a special romantic day in your calendar, don’t be surprised if it proves less wonderful than you hoped. There is always another day. On or near the 19th a financial review is advised, and if you are intending to sign an agreement that is the day to go for.
Not everything is set in stone. Actions have consequences. We make choices.
So, 2019. The last year of the Teenies and the bridge to the Twenties – a decade that will change the world map, whether in terms of the land itself or in geo-political terms. And with a degree of harmony between Saturn, Uranus, Pluto and Neptune in 2019, this has the potential to be a great year. A year in which solutions can be found, or at least worked toward, in some of the most pressing global problems, including those inspired by climate change.
Uranus entered Taurus in mid-May 2018, but then moved back into Aries and will remain there until March of 2019. Uranus is the revolutionary of the planets, the innovator and the iconoclast, so its transit of this Venus-ruled earth sign for the next seven years is going to produce some exciting developments in architecture, technology, engineering, food, the beauty business, farming and agriculture. But we can also expect financial collapses and the destruction of places and buildings of historical significance.
Already in 2018 we witnessed the loss of two iconic museums in Glasgow and Brazil due to fires; and unprecedented hurricanes and typhoons devastated parts of the world from Indonesia to Hawaii. Volcanic eruptions, extreme heat and bush and forest fires look to be on the increase in 2019, a reflection of Jupiter’s transit of the fire sign, Sagittarius.
Jupiter’s passage through Sagittarius, however, will have many positive effects, most notably on the aviation industry, global travel, publishing, education and communication systems. In a Jupiter-in-Sagittarius year, there’s an emphasis on fun and sport. We spend more money, enjoy taking holidays and getting out of our comfort zones. Then again, the last time Jupiter transited Sagittarius was in 2007, and we can all remember what happened when the sub-prime mortgage market collapsed: it was the precipitator to the global recession. And 2020 is looking distinctly troublesome.
Jupiter’s move through Sagittarius chimes with a Three year in numerology and the year of the Earth Pig in Chinese astrology. The number Three is an harmonious number: it promotes optimism and stimulates communications. We stretch our boundaries in a Three year and reach out to people in different countries and embrace different cultures. The year of the Earth Pig is similarly positive. Good luck and good times are to be expected. Then again, like a Jupiter transit, you can have too much of a good thing, and excess can lead to loss of control and ultimately collapse.
Trade is going to be an important issue for 2019. Technically, Jupiter should preside over some monster trade deals, however, this same influence can inspire trade wars, and we can already see this potential developing between the US and China. And regardless how Great Britain and Europe end their relationship, trade will suffer in the wake of it.
Since August 2016 a series of eclipses has occurred in Leo or Aquarius, which is why, if you belong to these two signs you have had such an up and down time of it. This eclipse series has a distinctly royal aura to it, especially regarding the British Crown, being in play during the toppling of the English monarchy in 1669. This time round we have seen the Duke of Edinburgh’s retirement from public life, the birth of a royal prince and the wedding of Harry and Meghan. But with one eclipse yet to come (21 January) there could be much, much more to the royal story before the end of 2019.
In a nutshell, 2019 is a year to make the most of everything we have and everything that comes to us. It is also a year that we should liken to autumn: a beautiful season but one that precedes winter; and in keeping with nature, we should store our resources in preparation for a lean and mean period. It’s not exactly make-hay-while-the-sun-shines; more treasuring those things that are precious to us, including planet Earth, and ensuring they will still be there decades hence. It’s something Saturn in Capricorn would applaud us for.
The Year Ahead for Aquarius
Your year takes off on 21st January with a lunar eclipse. This eclipse brings to an end a two-and-a-half-year period in which you have been in transition; your course sometimes dictated by yourself but mostly by circumstances. Thus, you begin 2019 with a different mind-set. You are just as determined and focussed but more aware that plans can change and therefore more adaptable. In two years’ time you will be reaping the rewards of the actions you take now, so do not look for quick results and instant answers. Be remorseless in your efforts to root out weaknesses because a failure to do so will compromise your success in 2021. And this advice applies to your health and well-being every bit as much as your personal and professional endeavours. Ruler, Uranus returns to the base of the life-direction axis in March inspiring changes thereafter across the board, but particularly on the career and domestic front.
Love and relationships
Friendship and companionship hold a special place in the Aquarian heart. But deep, emotional exchange and passionate scenes tend to scare the pants off you. (No pun intended!) What you need to do is find that same trust with which you sustain friendships in a romantic relationship. The focus this year is on team-spirit: shared activities, mutual goals, joint projects and simply being there for each other. And this is even more conducive to happy relationships should you have step-children. However, the road may well get a little bumpy for the January-born Aquarians. Then again it is the January group that are most likely to experience love-at-first-sight and marry quickly. March and August are key periods for your love life and events set in motion in January are likely to have their denouement in mid-August. For better or worse!
Work, life goals and finance
Teamwork does the job in 2019. Jupiter’s transit of the zone of creativity and collaborations could inspire new work projects that give you more creative freedom. And if ever there was a time let your inner-entrepreneur out it is this year. Joining forces with like-minded people, attending workshops/courses and developing your ideas could all lead to successful outcomes. Share the dream and bring it into reality. And keep that two-year time line in mind. Taking a sabbatical could also help grease the wheels of creativity. Uranus could make for some unexpected endings and beginnings – this planet is especially active in mid-January, late April and the end of July and October. Neptune continues to influence finances, so there is an annoying trend for unexpected gains balanced by equally unanticipated losses. However, you can only win big if you dream big.
Act from the heart, and when in a quandary, ask yourself what feels right. You won’t go wrong.
To a certain extent you are continuing to get used to being in a new skin. So, be patient with yourself. Consider you are a student in your final year; you have a lot of knowledge but are not yet sure how to use it. Friends and colleagues play an important role in your happiness and success this year: you may go into business with a friend or decide to share your life with a friend.
High points: 2 February; 5 April; 10 August; 1 September; 28 December
Low points: 21 January; 22 April; 29 July; 7 and 27 October